How to Make Bread Over a Campfire


( – When Making Bread Over a Campfire, What is the Simplest Tool You Can Use to Cook It?

  • Pan
  • Bowl
  • Cup
  • Stick

Answer: Stick. Here’s why…

Hot bread can be a morale booster after a long day of camping and fishing with the family, or trudging across a post-apocalyptic landscape, for that matter. With surprisingly few ingredients, basic survival bread can be made over an open fire.

Coalcracker Bushcraft has created the following video to explain how to make bread using flour, water, and a stick:

If there isn’t a lot of flour available, be sure to set some aside before beginning to mix in the water. If the dough is too sticky once you get started, the extra flour will come in handy to achieve the correct consistency.

Add water to the flour and knead the mixture into dough. To get a little flavor in the finished bread, add a bit of salt to the flour before mixing it in the water. When mixed correctly, the dough should be thick enough so that when rolled out, it will wrap around the stick, but not so thick it will fall off or end up dry or powdery.

A stick of green wood is the best choice for this bread recipe, as it is less likely to burn while cooking the dough. Just be certain that the chosen stick comes from a non-toxic tree.

Once the dough is wrapped around the stick, cook it over the fire as you would with a marshmallow. Be careful not to get it too close to the flame or to allow the bread to burn. Cook until the bread is golden brown, then enjoy.

In some survival situations, remaining undetected can be necessary — even when cooking. To see how a fire that won’t give away your location can be created, check out our article on smokeless fires here.

~Here’s to Your Survival!

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